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of these industries was no accident. about 30 miles southwest of taipei is hsinchu science-based industrial park, home to around 200 companies. founded by the government in 1979, hsinchu science park was part of a master plan to jump-start a high-tech microelectronics industry in taiwan. that plan began with a transfer of technology know-how from abroad, particularly from the united states. with a transfer of technology a team of researchers was sent to learn the integrated circuit, or i.c., industry from the american electronics giant rca. when they returned, the government saw its chance to cultivate this high-tech know-how taiwanese geographer stjinn-yuh hsuny. has been examining the factors critical to the development of taiwan's high-tech industry. basically, for taiwan's high-tech industry, the government play a very critical role in the process in the beginning stage. however, i think there's another key factor who pushed the taiwan high- technology industry forward, which come from the silicon valley returnees. narrator: silicon valley returnees. in the 1970s, many taiwanese students went over
this week on to the contrary: first, little girls and big guns. then, bias against women in science. behind the headlines: bpa, a chemical used in plastic that's everywhere and raising health concerns. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to to the contrary, a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, tweeting firestorm. gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan generated controversy this week when he stopped off from his campaign to buy hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. the avid hunter said his daughter is ready to go hunting for the first time. he bought her a rifle for christmas last year. ryan fans banded together on twitter to show their second endment support by posting pictures of their daughters shooting all types of guns, ranging from pistols to semi-automatic weapons. the informal girls with guns campaign had hundreds of fans posting stories and pictures to twitter and other social networking sites. but not everyone is all smiles. some parents voiced concern about putting guns in the hands of children. >> so congresswoman, norton, w
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and around the world, harmonize science-based standards, utilize risk-based monitoring and inspection, improve global surveillance, preparedness and emergency response, and to advance regulatory science. also, two years ago i told you that drug security was a top priority at fda. well, we now have the office of drug security integrity and recall that is located in cedar's office of compliance, up and running, playing the resources of strategies to the problems of counterfeiting, intentional adulteration, diversion, cargo theft, and other threats to the drug supply chain. but perhaps most important development is the passage of the food and drug administrations safety and innovation act of 2012, or what we fondly called fdasi. to improve patient access to new and better treatments, and to alleviate drug some shortages. fdasia also gives the fda important new authorities to protect the integrity of the to -- drug supply chain. thanks to fdasia we will receive enhanced information about drug manufacturers and the establishment and have the authority to develop a risk-based scheduled to i
see more young men and majoring in math and science and more young women majoring in actually gender studies, literature. fields that are not going to pay as well as math and science. then when they enter the workplace, you see more women going into nonprofit. you see more women working shorter hours and you see more than an investment banks in computer science. there isn't any reason that these two group should be paid the same if they make different choices. a man at a woman in an investment bank though that goldman sachs should be paid the same. they are paid the same and if they are not there are avenues to sue. but that is the big difference. >> what do you think about the white house counsel on women and girls? >> well i think the white house leak has a counsel on men and boys because you can see that young men have lower earnings than young women. if you look at single men and single women in urban areas, then the single men have lower earnings. you can see that there are far higher rates of voice dropping out of high school than girls. boys are getting less education now than
sciences and biotech discoveries. -- vio lifbio life scientists ad biotech discoveries. u2 -- for making that a cause for future generations and we will discover in that corridor those live science drugs that will help us end these dreadful diseases for generations to come. thank you, lieutenant governor. [applause] i wanted to welcome the delegates who come here under the leadership of the vice minister and of course in his capacity as not only the vice ministry of commerce, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent one, and one that hopefully will discuss the many more ways that we can not only do business, but to work together to solve the world's problems. this is what happens here in san francisco. we cannot just talk about the problems. we will try to discover ways to solve them. this is, i think, the essence of w
is the birthplace as mayor lee was saying of life science, biotech, the home of the california stem cell institute, a state with more engineers, more scientists, more global -- nobel laureate's than any other state or we still lay claim to five of the top universities based on the shanghai index in the world. caltech, stanford university, and three of our public universities, not least of which the university is a stone's throw away. uc-berkeley campus. we're proud of the state but we also recognize we have challenges and we need to lean into the world we're living in. this today is an example of leading in and i am grateful to all of you for your participation. and vice minister, we are honored to have you out here in our state in this wonderful city and we look forward to many visits over many years. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, lieutenant governor. of course, the best for last. the hon. vice minister of commerce to the podium, please. [applause] >> lt. governor newsom, mayor lee, counsel general, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. it is a great pleasure for me to be here to at
it to have our public policy be guided less about compromise and more about science. [applause] and buy accurate public policy analysis, studies that show things like what are the awards reaped from investment in public funding of contraception? what do we gain from that? what are the consequences if we do not? it has been disappointing to see the ways in which science has been pushed out of so much of our legislative process. there are bills that have been enacted across the country requiring medical providers to give statements to women who are coming in for services, frequently abortion services, that are based on untrue science. that is a scary moment. regardless of how you feel about abortion and your personal or legal beliefs, to require medical professionals to mislead their patience is not where we should be as a country. those type of scientific facts and accurate analyses should be given much more credence in our political and government process than our ideology. [applause] >> i think it is fair to ask this question. i received some e-mails from constituents and others who sa
dignitaries cut a piece of crime scene tape to officially open the new lab. >> forensic sciences will specialize particularly in dna testing, firearms and fingerprints and will have a fully functioning public health lab as well. >> reporter: gone are the days when evidence collected from rape victims sat on shelves untested and dna from cold cases went unanalyzed. >> it was a lot of work and i lot of advocacy. but can i tell you why i'm really here? i'm here for the moms of homicide victims who they labored so long and so hard to try to get this lab built and victims of sexual assault who were victimized twice when their rape kits weren't tested. >> reporter: kathy patterson help put the lab's initial pieces in place. first two floors of the building house the crime lab where firearms will be tested and fingerprints examined. the dna lab, which for the last two years occupied space in lorton, now has a permanent home. an entire floor will house the city's morgue where autopsies will be done. there is even a toxicology lab. >> to reduce this to what it is all about, it is more lik
saying we ought to be reality-based and science-based. we need to go back to a science and reality-based approach to policymaking. and by the way, i sit on the armed services committee and who leads the fight on the climate change in a smart and 21st century way. it is the military because they know that energy security will benefit us. that there will be environmental benefits and that the job creation will help get our economy back. >> jennifer: they're defending our country to make us independent from foreign oil too. it is lives in our military. i gotta go. but senator i just so appreciate you joining me inside "the war room." you're thoughtful. you're a battler for the things that are important. hopefully we can get you more help after the election. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >>. >> jennifer: up next, the president has numerous foreign policy achievements that he can claim. but what about mitt romney's foreign policy credentials other than insulting the british at the olympics? and there's a ne
is in decline. researchers at the australian institute of marine science say the reef has lost half of its coral cover over the past 27 years. there are multiple causes, including a destructive kind of starfish shown here. we look at what's behind it and what's at stake-- in australia and around the world-- with nancy knowlton, a coral reef biologist and a chair of marine science at the smithsonian national museum of natural history here in washington. welcome. >> thanks. how has all of this coral died off? do we know what's causing it? is it all that... >> it's not all the star fish. the star fish is about 42%. typhoons, big strong storms another 48% and then coral bleaching is the remaining 10% which is caused whenever the water gets too hot. >> ifill: so this is human causedded? >> yes. most of it is human caused. i mean a coral reef naturally goes through cycles of up and down. but it shouldn't be declining by half over course of 27 years. >> ifill: i feel like we have talked before about the declining coral cover. but not... but i'm wondering whether it's now picking up speed or whether thi
is painfully low on the list of science or engineers or technology and what has happened to the american dream that has allowed things to get so low. what should be down about it? >> i think it is priorities and greed. at the end of the day it is greed and lack of leadership to the point where i don't see why it makes sense that we spend so much money on prisons versus education. that doesn't make any sense to me at all. i don't see why we can't manufacture things in mercury don't get it. >> general? >> i want to pitch in on manufacturing for a second. one of the problems that we have is we are an older manufacturing economy. we are used to paper orders and other things if you go to china and you look at a network like alibaba. we can move more into the internet age in our bidding and ordering process. >> is china the enemy that many americans see it as? >> i think that we live in a diverse world and we need to embrace that. if china is excelling in something that is great. but america is excelling in something as well. with china it could burst ladders of opportunity. many people are stuck in
, what steams me about the stack market science, is the false sense of security. as we got through the difficult month of september and now we are fine. that is really helpful. until it turns bad, here is the bottom line, the problem with these patterns is that they help until they don't. they give you comfort until there is no reason for it. my advice, ignore the calendar, do the homehomework. a broken stock clock, write twice a day. bill, here is bill. >> cramer from ohio the football hall-of-fame. >> number two belongs but he never made a super bowl so go ahead. >> talking about mpc a company that is poised to take advantage of opportunity crews. >> what do you think? >> i agree. i think it is a terrific situation. they he don't understand about the balkin and the eagle firm. and mpc is a winner in that situation and not a loser. let's go to robyn in california. >> hi, jim. booyah i read that arising christmas shopping is expected this year. mattel or other kid oriented stocks, whether they rise during the holiday season and ba what you think they will do this year. >> the toy c
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of georgetown's institute for law, science and global security. and i apologize if i butchered your last names. we will correct that in the feeds. >> it's great to be with all of you this morning i want to issue an apology if any of you are a twitter follower of mine. i have about 11,000 of them, and i guess yesterday they all got a little telling them that it just seemed and in this fantastic video. if you just clicked right your they could see it. at i think there is of a thousand friends, cycling through, this is the first time, it's ironic that i've ever fallen for one of the sort of cyber gags. i don't know what information they got from the, but nonetheless i wanted to kind of mentioned it and out myself as someone who is falling prey to the very folks out in cyber land. we have with us as mentioned katherine as executive director of georgetown institute for law, science and global security. she directs the global, george and cybersecurity project, and she also interestingly in the past, work with someone i'm well acquainted with, brent scowcroft from 2002-2006 as counsel to the presiden
. >> translator: i'm confident in the results and that the creation of a new element is a big step for science. >> there are 94 elements that exist naturally. 20 others have been created by scientists. >>> after months of wrangling deployment of a fleet of u.s. aircraft is about to take place. defense ministry officials say that 12 osprey will be deployed to the u.s. marine corps in okinawa prefecture as early as friday. ahead the deployment, officials from local municipalities were offered a test ride on the aircraft to ease their concerns. but few have accepted the offer. the test ride will take place on thursday at the air station in yamaguchi prefecture. the fleet of 12 osprey is currently undergoing atmosphere tests at the base ahead of deployment. but 19 of the 22 invited municipalities told nhk they have rejected the offer. the officials say they have other commitments. in the city where the aircraft will be deployed officials have declined the offer. they say they don't want to give the impression that they now think the aircraft is safe. officials from three municipalities say they w
is a big step for science. >> there are 94 elements that exist naturally. 20 others have been created by scientists. now the world weather forecast. you have been keeping a close eye on a typhoon east of the philippines. people there are dealing with torrential rain. now the storm is headed for taiwan. what can you tell us? >> the typhoon is now headed for tie yan and also the southern islands of japan. right now a violent and large typhoon definitely the strongest category typhoon. sustained winds are 200 kilometers per hour with gusts over 270. it looks like it will get close to taiwan or the sakashima islands by saturday morning local time. stormier conditions are in the cards. gusts are likely in the islands on friday. that will get even b faster on saturday. so things will become critical over the next few days here. after that, the system will veer to the northeast. so it will move through the okinawa or other islands of japan for the next couple of -- few days. so things will become severe here. in terms of rainfall we anticipate as much as 100 to 250 millimeters of rain in eas
. we know from the science that chemicals are ending up where they are not supposed to be and that is inside of our bodies. scientists can measure the chemicals getting into us, bio measuring. this is from the first chapter, indecent exposure, the intimate details. charlotte was surprised by the test results. mother of 2 among the first people to be tested for a wide range of industrial chemicals. test revealed that her body contained mercury lead cosmetics. i felt violated charlotte reported. she was upset about the pesticide. i never used them in my house, never on my lawn. i bought organic whenever i could. her body contained several variations of organic chlorines designed to attack nervous systems of insects. i never bought it. isn't that trespassing. i tell this in my story of mary broon. mary never felt called to be an environmentalist she was nursing her 6 month daughter olivia and a story had been done by texas tech where they looked at breast milk samples, all were contaminated with rocket fuel. i was stunned, i thought breast milk was as pure as it came fo
-based international academy of television, art, and sciences oversees the awards. its members include about 500 media and entertainment companies. >>> for an update on the weather forecast, here's mai shoji. mai? >>> indeed, it is the typhoon season, but one after another we have storms coming in. we have a couple of storms to talk about. let's start off with this one. this is the tropical storm maliksi. it is moving towards the islands. throughout the day tomorrow, the islands will be affected due to this storm and it will be intensifying into a secure tropical storm status by wednesday evening. from the afternoon, actually, it will be around this region, so it will be quickly moving away. maliksi is a fast-moving system. it will be picking up its pace tomorrow. but the ting that this will be doing is it will be enhancing the stationary boundary, which is just south of the eastern coast of the toho ka region. due to that earn jized stationary front, thunderstorms will be affecting the eastern region especially and some heavy down tour pours to be looking out for. another storm is the kami over the s
of marine science released a report tuesday saying a number of reeves has gone from 100 to 47 since 1985. experts blame the rapid increase in crown of thornz star fish which eat the coral. they found that ocean warming is a major cause of coral bleaching and prevents the coral from recovering from cyclone damage and they worry that it could halve againy the next decade if current trends continue. >> we believe if we can take action, the crown of thorn star fish, it may leave the reef in a position that can better withstand the climactic impact. >> the great barrier reef extends more than 2,000 kilometers off the coast of northeastern australia and is a world heritage site. >>> a gallery of japanese art has opened at an art museum in melbourne, australia. a ceremony was held on tuesday for the opening of the paulen gander gallery of japanese art named after gandel who donated her collection of japanese art. they performed a japanese ritual to celebrate the opening and the exhibits include a buddhist statue from the 8th to 12th century and a hanging scroll by an 18th century artist. it has
of marine science says the number of reefs has dropped from 100 to 47. since 1985. the scientists identified two main causes of coral decline. the crown of thorn star fish is growing rapidly in number. the fish feed on the coral. and ocean warming is bleaching the coral. the scientists say this prevents the reef from recovering after cyclone damage. they worn coral cover could halve again by the end of the next decade if current trends continue. >> we believe that if we can take action on one of the things we can directly control, the crown of thorn starfish, it may leave the reef in a position where it can better withstand some of these climatic impacts. >> the reef extends more than 2,000 kilometers off the coast of northeastern australia. >>> officials and locals in india pulled together to pull one endangered species from the mud. they spent ten hours digging an indian rhinoceros from a swamp in the northeastern state. about 2,300 rhinos live in the national park, two-thirds of the world's population of the endangered animal. one of the rhinos strayed from the park after it was hit by fl
's your move. >> jon: next time on "herman cain, an american presidency," science. >> herman cain ain't no clone. (laughter) >> john oliver,ll >> jon: welcome back! my guest tonight, his new movie is called "taken 2." >> where's mom? >> she's fine. she's not far. >>s where she? >> come on, kim, move! >> where are we going? >> we have to go to the embassy. >> i'm not sure i can. >> you know how to shoot? >> no. >> then drive. >>>> that's why you should take the subway. (laughter) please welcome back to the program liam neeson. (cheers and applause) how you been? >> thank you. congratulations. >> jon: thank you. oh, the emmy thing? very kind of you to say. a gentleman in the audience tonight wanted to know why i didn't receive an emmy for my work on "the faculty." (laughter) which is the wrong question on so many different levels. (laughter) that -- that was the kind of thing "taken 2" what type of awards do you think -- are there awards for kicking so much ass in a movie? (laughter) the assies, maybe? >> there's an idea. >> jon: what did they take this time? the last time they took you
sophisticated mathematics and the science behind meteorology. we used data from many sources - data coming from the national weather service, data coming from farms - to predict not just the weather, but how that weather impacts farms. > > lloyd, tell me, what exactly does this do? what does this information do for, say, the farmer? > > well, instead of getting a generic and fairly vague weather forecast, we can provide a detailed forecast of when and where it might rain tomorrow on the farm, and more importantly, how that would affect the operations. so when i talk to farmers, one of the things that they tell me is a big challenge, especially in the drought-stricken season, is irrigation. they want to be much more efficient at using water, and they want to schedule that ahead of time. that's dependent on where and when it will rain tomorrow - the temperature, the humidity. the idea is that we not only predict the weather, but we can predict the schedule of the irrigation, where and when the water would need to be applied. > > is this being rolled out now, being put into use? > > well, we've ac
on the global list of whether it is science, engineering, technology, whatever it may b. what has happened to the american dream that has allowed things to get so low in so many key area a's? why is the rest of the world overtaking and what should be done about it? >> i think it is priorities and values and greed. at the end of the day it is greed and lack of leadership to the point where i don't see why it makes sense that we spend so much money on prisons versus education. that doesn't make any sense to me at all. i don't see why we can't manufacturer things in america. i don't get it. >> general? >> i want to pitch in on manufacturing for a second. one thing we have with american manufacturing is we are an older manufacturing economy. we are used to paper orders and contract processes and other things if you go to china and look at a network like ali bab ba they have sourcing electronically. one thing we can do move is move to the internet age in our manufacturing in our bidding and ordering process. >> is china the enemy that many americans see it as, or should it be a global trading p
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regulators will make the decision by june. residents ask visit the academy of sciences for free this weekend. it's part of every friday through saturday through the end of october. you can enter for free this weekend. all you have to do is enter for proof of that. every adult can bring up to 6 kids. >> six? >> yeah, if you have six kids, head over to the academy of sciences. >>> sal, people are headed out the door now, but it's feeling friday light? >> we're hoping it is. we're hoping it's going to be a friday light. we have not had one of those in a while. today would be a good day to start. let's go out and take a look at what we have now. this is a look at northbound 280 as you get up towards highway -- it's a nice drive with no major problems. again, we have not had a lot of problems. there's a backup in some of those lanes, but that's about all. happy driving, and we'll tell you more coming up. >>> coming up next a morgan hill mom on the run. she's accused of using her young daughter in a supermarket scam. >> there's a hearing today for a suspected gang member who was shot by san franci
that have not been here before, is a science and technology not for profit policy think tank if you will win the washington, d.c. area that focuses on how science and technology affect the national security. for quite some time we have studied issues in and around what people callasymmetric threats and most importantly, terrorism. this past year professor alexander and i released our second volume on al qaeda about 11 years after the first volume on al qaeda right before 9/11, and we would like to call your attention to it. there are copies available year and of course available on the web at amazon always good things and i want to highlight it today because it is more of a gift we are going to give to our panel members for taking the time of their busy schedules to the very least i can promise you a good sleep if you read it. [laughter] the second look at the potomac institute has been involved in over this past year is an effort with the bechtel corporation to look at the cyber issue, in particular the seibu doctrine. that volume edited by tim and i is in the publication of you have on you
will be developed by a school teacher? >> yes. there's an entire line of science toys, encouraging girls to get involved in science. there's journals, online, interactivity way to get kids hooked on science. >> reporter: this comes from the d.c. area. word around. >> this is a travel game you can take with you. for older kids and adults. moves quick. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: now let's talk about younger kids. >> this is an active game. based on disney fairies. you put them around the house. girls will pull one of these out of the bag. when you get to fairy, you run around the house and try to grab as many as you can. they're up and active. this is green toys, made of 100% recycled plastic. it's waterproof so kids can take it in the bath. not only can you control the car, you can play music now. i have all my songs downloaded on itunes. then i can open up the doors of the car and the car becomes a speaker. >> reporter: blue tooth from the device to the vehicle? >> yeah. you can drive it, may your music and it's kind of fun. >> reporter: really by moving the ipad around will steer the car.
science at george washington university and author of the monkey cage. so john, let's have at it. the debates you say really don't matter that much. why not? >> i think there's two reasons. one is just that they're too late. they're not that many undecided voters left and secondly the candidates are usually so well prepared that they pretty much fight to a draw and partisans think their guy won and i don't think undecided voters move much in either direction. >> let's go to an example in 2004 and we went back and we see the real clear politics polling average, day-to-day for september 2004 and we see bush was ahead in the week leading up to the debate by a six-point average over kerry. kerry had the really well received first debate performance against bush and then end of september tightens to less than two points and basically a four-point shift to kerry after the first debate. isn't that proof that at least sometimes they can work? >> you can pick a handful of examples but it's rare that the debates are actually a game changer in the sense they take the underdog and make them
. the science has dismissed what the witchcraft held onto but people persist. the racial ideologies are being held to and now it's they, those peoples, blacks and latinos, a ba cal that's trying to undermine the process of democracy when the real deal is this president to the chagrin of many people on the left has deported more people and has been some would say hostile to the interests of expanding latino communities and now they're being seen as their protectors. again, the republicans articulate the exact opposite of what is the truth trying to convince us. thz an orwellian moment. this is 1984 except we're living in 2012 but we see the replication of such mendacity going on apace. >> when we move into the alternate reality and the truths which exist within the gop bubble -- >> which is democrats are importing illegal immigrants to inflate the vote. >> if we try to apply logic within the alternate reality, we only get a headache. it doesn't work. >> what they appeal to are the implicit bigotries and biases of the peep out there. the facts contradict the very notions we're speaking about, b
i think the worse case scenario is to be some cheesy science project dirty bomb or something with low you but you float into the seattle harbor or whatever on a container ship, or something like tel aviv harbor or whatever. so there's no like destroy the world scenario that's likely, in my opinion, with any of these terrorist regimes. and i think it's important for people who don't understand nuclear weapons to know that, to realize that. so the thing that occurred to me was you said, you were saying that if we had such a thing happen, like a hiroshima type weapon go off in one of the harbors or something like that, we wouldn't know at the time it's too late to know how to respond, where do you respond. so i guess my question would be, that's still the case now, how do we know where to respond? i guess other than iran and korea, how do we know even how to begin to respond now while we think these guys are developing their science project weapon? >> let me take the last part first. we have nuclear forensics for certain countries. we know the signatures of the weapons. russia,
saying the therapies have quote, no basis in science or medicine. >>> a devastating new attack in afghanistan to talk about today. a suicide bomber killed 14 people including three american soldiers in the volatile eastern province of khost. it comes a day after the death toll in the 11-year-old war in afghanistan reached 2,000. but that number does not include the number of americans injured in afghanistan and who died when they were transferred elsewhere. which would then raise the total to over 2100. nbc news has special coverage today across the middle east. lester holt joins us live now at the afghan capital of kabul. that number 2,000 representing only americans who died in afghanistan not those who were injured in the country. but didn't die until they were transported wrels. that's a big distinction. this is a major marker to reach now with the number of casualties. >> it is. and we've been talking about a number over 2100 for some time. 2,000 representing those who died here. but remember the aeromedical system is such a soldier could be wounded on the battlefield and
in math and science. he was even the science student of the year at the university of illinois. but after his adoptive mother passed away, ellis oon dropped t of school and headed to california with little money in his pocket. his skills were quickly recognized. he helped build the first ibm compatible mainframe system. in 1977, he and two of his colleagues broke off and started a company that would eventually become oracle. ellison took the company public in 1986, already a billion-dollar enterprise. now a $100 billion company, his mystique has grown as a billionaire who lives on the edge. he's made shareholders nervous while suffering body blows from mountain biking and surfing. he won a yacht race in sidney overcoming hurricane-strength winds that sank five competitors and drowned six participants. some have speculated he's the inspiration for the tony stark character in "the iron man" films, with ellison even making a cameo in the most recent sequel. ellison's passion for boating it now focused on the america's cup competition. >> this sis extreme sailing. >> he's the principle suppor
to imagine what isn't and bringing be it into reality. so today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: like many technologies developed here in silicon valley, this one sll needs time to grow and answer questions like who gets the ticket if a self-driving car runs a red light. >> self-driving cars do not run red lights. >> reporter: and there you have it. something else to consider about the hype about the google glasses. sergey brin was wearing them there. maybe when you're being driven to work you can check your stock, facebook updates in front of you on your windshield. the possibilities are endless. >> can you sit in the car behind the steering wheel and it drives for you? >> you sit in the car behind the steering wheel. in fact the law at first says somebody does have to be there. but you don't have to steer. all the gps and technology involved puts the car on a path for you. >> fascinating. thank you, scott budman. >>> san jose police released surveillance videos of man robbing a bank. the man is seen wearing a baseball bat a
at 8:30 eastern, the political science professor at norfolk state will focus on the history of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that.,an.o or e-mail at "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the ex
called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future. making the driver totally unnecessary. no hands. google's working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan. with cars that automatically swerve past accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. now, this at general motors test track. i sat in the driver's seat when this car stayed in its lane. it stopped on its own when a car driving 30 miles an hour slower, pulled in front of us. >> we can see the day when cars avoid collisions. >> reporter: it's on a dream, since george jetson sat in his flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort and safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype used radar, cameras and gps to drive itself. feet off the pedals. can look away. don't do this at home. at
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